In February 1988, combined measurements of microwave backscatter, wind, waves and gas exchange have been carried out in the large Delft Hydraulics wind/wave tank. This experiment was the first in a series of experiments in the frame of the VIERS-1 project. In this project a number of Dutch and German laboratories cooperate. Main objective is to come to a physical description of the processes involved in wind scatterometry and, from that point, to an improvement of the algorithms used for determination of wind speed and direction from satelliteborne microwave scatterometers. A second objective is to study the relation between the gas exchange at the water surface and the microwave backscatter. To achieve these objectives two wind/wave tank experiments and one ocean based platform experiment are scheduled. In this paper, the VIERS-1 programme will be outlined. The Delft wind/wave tank experiment will be described and some first results of a preliminary comparison of backscatter and wave slope measurements will be shown.
- Wind Speed
- Incidence Angle
- Phase Speed
- Azimuth Angle
- Tank Experiment
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Van Halsema, D., Jähne, B., Oost, W.A., Calkoen, C., Snoeij, P. (1989). First Results of the Viers-1 Experiment. In: Komen, G.J., Oost, W.A. (eds) Radar Scattering from Modulated Wind Waves. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-2309-6_5
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